A recent article in Mail Tribune, "The Mill powers Coos County," describes a recent ECONorthwest report estimating the total economic output of the Mill Casino and Hotel & RV Park and the Coquille Tribe government.
Using data from 2010, the most recent year available, ECONorthwest estimated the casino and tribal operations' economic impacts, which includes three main categories: total output, or the final value of all goods and services produced; labor income, worker's wages and benefits; and jobs, including full- and part-time employment. The Mail Tribune article reads:
An economic analysis shows how much of a financial powerhouse the Coquille Indian Tribe and The Mill Casino in North Bend are for the Coos County economy.
The ECONorthwest study, which was released on July 9, analyzes the economic impact of the tribe and the casino during 2010. The ripple effect of the casino and tribal operations throughout the state amounted to $165 million in direct and indirect impacts, generating 1,555 jobs, the study concluded.
For Coos County, the economic impact of both the tribal government and the casino totaled $125 million, including direct revenues of the casino and tribes and their effect on other businesses in the county.
In a press release, Cal Mukumoto, CEO of the Coquille Economic Development Corporation said: “We commissioned this independent study in order to have a more complete picture of how our business spending reverberates throughout the region. We cannot truly understand economic development if we only look at the pieces. We need to look at how the pieces are interrelated.”
Find additional coverage of ECONorthwest's report in The World.